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Oxford nominates nine staff for Betty Campion Award

As is the annual tradition, principals from each school honored Betty Campion nominees before the Oxford School Board April 16. According to the Oakland Schools Education Foundation website, "The Betty Campion Distinguished Support Service Award was established in 1990 to recognize the many contributions support persons make to the learning community in Oakland County....more >>

Teachers across the district honored for service in the classroom

Along with Betty Campion Awards, Teacher of the Year nominees were also recognized by theOxford School Board April 16. Oxford Virtual Academy Executive Director Andrew Hulbert kicked off "Teacher of the Year," nominations with Peggy Boggs, who Hulbert described as "an absolute unbelievable addition to the (OVA) middle school....more >>
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OHS Team TORC places 16th at world championship

Oxford High School's Robotics Team TORC has competed in five FIRST Robotics World Championships since they were founded in 2007. With 5,000 high school teams worldwide, TORC was one of 400 teams to compete in the most recent world championship competition, held April 22 -27 in St....more >>
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Duct Tape Club sticks at OMS

Oxford Middle School now has a club that really "sticks together" thanks to the Makayla Stickney, founder of the "Duct Tape Club" Stickney said she was inspired by her younger sister....more >>
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Shadow Dragons win OMS book battle

Five middle school teams competed in Battle of the Books April 24 at the Oxford Middle School Commons. Participants read five books on their own time in preparation for the Battle....more >>
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Born August 28th
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
1952: Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
August 28th
in history
0: Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph